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Itch-Old Anti-Corruption Tool ?

The stage for corruption is often set when the itchy occasion arises where “you scratch my back, I scratch yours”.   This might be the cure – I scratch my back, you scratch yours. Well, just kidding.

When I was still much younger, I used to wonder why Grandma always carried with her an 18-inch long bamboo piece with a funny miniature hand at the end.  Before long, as my once-supple body stiffened up, and my limbs became as flexible as the legs of a stool, and every joint creaked and moaned as I moved, the back scratcher has come to occupy its very own niche in my survival kit.  I think there are 3 in my home now.

Oh, do carry one with you when you travel – Don’t Leave Home Without It !  There are modern ones, with telescopic stems too!